Mervyns Reviews

Updated July 22, 2014
Updated July 22, 2014
78 Reviews

2.9
78 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very flexible hours and accommodating vacation requests (in 6 reviews)

  • The employee discount was nice, but prices were inflated, so you had to use coupons as well (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor communication from senior management (in 5 reviews)

  • Unfortunately you often times had to spend 20-30 minutes dealing with customers that were unwilling to accept no as an answer (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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    Mervyns

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mervyns part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They finally closed down for good!

    Cons

    Not a good company to work for!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    It was a learning experience

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    Former Employee - Department Manager  in  Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Mervyns full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I was able to learn how to manage a larger group of people in a retail environment. I also had the ablity to be with a store from the beginning to the end.

    Cons

    The company was under going a bankrupcy and that left me without a job at a very hard time. However it was a very good learning experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should stand behind their demands instead of looking for under management to put mistakes on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    meh place to work.

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    Former Employee - Fright Unloader
    Former Employee - Fright Unloader

    I worked at Mervyns full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    easy work, good co workers, ok discount on clothing.

    Cons

    Bad pay. New people were being hired at a higher rate of pay then me. When I asked for a raise to match what new people were makeing I was denied.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat people better and not take advantage of them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Stepping Stone

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mervyns

    Pros

    Company was exciting and energetic.

    Cons

    There were really no cons

  6.  

    Started off good then reality set in

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate  in  Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Warren, MI

    I worked at Mervyns part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Fun group of managers.

    Cons

    Not enough man hours scheduled in a shift to get all the work done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase man hours per shift.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    suckiest place ive ever worked

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales  in  Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Retail Sales in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Mervyns part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    they wrote paychecks and many of the employees were longtimers

    Cons

    hateful, bitter management that sucked the life out of any room they entered. If you smiled while working, they seemed to think it was "fun" and would quickly find a job for you that would wipe the smile off your face. Work in the warehouse because you like lifting and not dealing with people? Congratulations! You are now on floor sales. Enjoy helping people shop, making purchase suggestions? Congratulations! You are now folding sweaters for the rest of your career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    believe it or not, people are actually productive if you allow them to enjoy their work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    no care for employees

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mervyns part-time

    Pros

    flexible hours, get bonuses on opening credit cards

    Cons

    unorganized, ruse employers, dirty working environment

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    Decent company to work for

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Mervyns part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -friendly family environment
    -20% discount on top of other store discounts
    -regularly scheduled raises

    Cons

    -low salary
    -repetitive and tedious work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Short term

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mervyns

    Pros

    Flexibility for students was available

    Cons

    Staffing was not on par.

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    Retail is hard work . Your holidays are ruined

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    Former Employee - Team Relations  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Team Relations in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Mervyns full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    It would be a good job for student going to school.

    Cons

    Working nights and then having to be back at 7:00 the next morning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about reality and feelings.

    Doesn't Recommend

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